Mar 21 – 27, 2009
Europe/Prague timezone

The ATLAS MDT remote calibration centers

Mar 26, 2009, 8:00 AM


Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Board: Thursday 084
poster Online Computing Poster session


Alessandro De Salvo (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Sezione di Roma 1)


The calibration of the ATLAS MDT chambers will be performed at remote sites, called Remote Calibration Centers. Each center will process the calibration data for the assigned part of the detector and send the results back to CERN for general use in the reconstruction and analysis within 24h from the calibration data taking. In this work we present the data extraction mechanism, the data transfer mechanism and the structure of the remote calibration centers. A particular focus will be given to the processing techniques in the calibration centers, the failover mechanisms and the process control system, called Local Calibration Data Splitter (LCDS). The full architecture has been successfully used during the cosmic data taking runs and has been proven to be powerful, robust and stable enough to cope with the real data taking. The preliminary results on the system performance, obtained during the cosmic data taking runs in 2008, will be discussed and the plans for the real data taking period will be presented.

Primary author

Alessandro De Salvo (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Sezione di Roma 1)


Alessandro Di Mattia (Michigan State University) Cedric Serfon (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Dai Tiesheng (University of Michigan) Domizia Orestano (Terza Università di Roma) Ed Diehl (University of Michigan) Enrico Pasqualucci (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Fabrizio Petrucci (Terza Università di Roma) Felix Rauscher (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) John Kennedy (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Shawn McKee (University of Michigan) Wainer Vandelli (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN))

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